Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
are not moving passengers anywhere at all. why is the state spending in thes of tax pay payer dollars o project? >> your taxpayer dollars are may be going by on a vermont train that hardly anybody uses. drew griffin takes a closer look at the new rail line and tries to figure out why so many train seats are empty. >> it was a $50 million federal grant, tax dollars bringing high speed rail to vermont, taking new yorkers up to the countryside, listen and watch as the trains and your tax dollars go by. it's not that vermont has done anything wrong with the money, in fact, they did a pretty good job, they came in on time, on budget. they even got the local freight company to kick in another $18 million to improve the rails here. but the real problem is hardly anybody is riding the rails in vermont. i could stand here almost all day long, not ever worry about getting hit by a train. you can jog on the tracks, go to lunch without looking. >> ever worry about getting hit by a train? >> no. >> it's now 3:00, still no train. 4:00. the sun would set before we would see our first train. >> 8:44 and here i
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am PST
taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution eluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people. congress' fail ture to act is a disappointment. >> reporter: obama did announce hess administration would stop deporting some young undocumented immigrant but was taken to task at a town hall for not doing something bigger. >> you promised that. a promise is a promise. with all due respect -- >> what i promised was that i would work every single day as hard as i can to make sure that everybody in this country, regardless of who they are, what they look like, where they come from they'd have a fair shot at american dream. >> reporter: still, hispanic americans, the fastest growing voter bloc, helped propel obama to a second term. a wake-up call for republicans. >> i do know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess, a broken immigration system, and many of always degree with that. >> want to bring in brianna keilar from the white house. first of all, pr
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
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Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> if you politicians would only stop talking about more taxes and more gun bans and more regulations on honest people, and spend a little bit of that rhetoric and a little bit of that energy going after violent criminals of complete breakdown of our criminal justice system and the fact we don't even prosecute criminals with guns anymore, because the system has collapsed, maybe then we would make progress. >> also at some point we have got to say enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas. what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids with them. >> since the newtown, connecticut, shooting that left 27 dead, the nra says 500,000 more people have joined its membership. >>> anderson cooper, don't miss this, taking on the gun violence debate tomorrow night. he'll take a good long look at both sides of the issue. we're calling it "guns under fire," a town hall special tomorr